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Newcastle Not Yet Finished In This Transfer Window


We expect Newcastle to announce their seventh signing of the summer, when Facundo Ferreyra of Shakhtar Donetsk is announced  tomorrow,  or at the latest on Tuesday – since the deal is already done and dusted.

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But we don;t think that will be it for Newcastle in the transfer market, and we could see a striker and a central midfield player arrive before the transfer window ends on September 1st.

Two Lyon players Clement Grenier and Alexandre Lacazette are still on Newcastle’s radar screen, but any of these signings will probably take place late in the window.

Newcastle need a central midfielder to take over from the departed Yohan Cabaye, and we need a player with skill, flair and creativity if we are to replace Yohan for the this coming season.

And another striker that Newcastle are still monitoring is Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has recently said he doesn’t want to leave the German club – but Dortmund may be willing to let him go before September rolls around – and we was our top transfer target last summer.

And the Loic Remy situation is still a fluid one, and if no big club comes in for him and it gets late in the transfer window, don’t be too surprised if Newcastle make one more attempt to sign him.

But it’s also true that a number of Newcastle fans have been (completely) turned off the French International, because he simply doesn’t seem to want to join Newcastle.

And Newcastle looked poor in defense in the first half yesterday in the 3-1 defeat by Malaga, and we need to bring in another defender, maybe a center-back to solidly our defense, which has been a Newcastle weakness over the last two seasons.

So even though we have successfully brought in seven good players so far this summer, we don’t expect Facundo Ferreyra to be our last  summer signing.

What do you think?

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173 comments so far

  • nufc_eire

    Aug 3, 2014 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #41

    Slank

    Great shout on Connor Wickham. If our forwards are Wickham, Riviere, Ferrerya and Cisse its not bad. If its not working out we play out the loan deal for ferrerya, sell cisse and try again for someone like Aubameyang next year

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  • Slank

    Aug 3, 2014 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #42

    Kets

    ‘..i’ll go ballistic..’

    Never to be heard of again, yes please.

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  • Pardews Prolific Boys

    Aug 3, 2014 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #43

    Kets maybe if you go ballistic to Ashley you can get pardew sacked? Or do your club contacts not go beyond scout level?

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  • nufc_eire

    Aug 3, 2014 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #44

    Even if wickham signed were still shy a CB, RB and a winger (2 if Benny leaves)

    So we need
    Kaboul
    Byram
    Konoplyanka (if Benny leaves)
    Redmond

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  • BuckLuck

    Aug 3, 2014 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #45

    Our biggest problem is movement with and without the ball. Pardew does not value this aspect of the game it seems. He sees every position as a static one, and therefore we are predictable and easy to play against.

    Our closing down, or lack of it, is criminal. The first 5sec after loosing the ball are the most important seconds to press and try to breake their play again. We use all our energy on getting back in position. It’s plain and simple stupidity.

    Pardew and your followers… You know nothing about the modern game. You really can’t see the whole picture.

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  • Slank

    Aug 3, 2014 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #46

    Charlie

    I think I would.

    We know from rumours that a number of the senior players had a right go at Ben Arfa.

    The question is – is he a disruptive influence in the dressing room or does he bring the players together in their dislike for what he has done / doing. ?

    Better to have someone who wants to be at the club than someone who doesn’t. Yes, I would go for Wickham.

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  • tequilamag

    Aug 3, 2014 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #47

    Buck Luck, just what have you achieved in pro football ?

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  • BuckLuck

    Aug 3, 2014 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #48

    Nothing, but every semi fan of the game can see that Pardews setups are more often wrong than right. He has no philosophy son.

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  • Ethiotoon

    Aug 3, 2014 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #49

    Relax guys,it’s too early to judge the mgr.
    May be todays game will show us whether
    We can improve from yesterday and may be what the new additions can add extra spice.yesterday we show some sign of improvements in the 2end HF,some promising signs and build ups.
    I believe we do need to see strong eleven today and hopefully it will mean sthg.
    But IMO we definitely need playmaker, if something happens to siem, we will be in serious trouble…

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  • Edd Case

    Aug 3, 2014 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #50

    We seriously need a top CB.
    As great as the new signings are, AP is deluded if he and his staff think Colo, Taylor, Willo and Mapou are going to not leak goals again like last season.

    Start from the back…

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Aug 3, 2014 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #51

    Konoplyanka’s a great player. Would love to see him here. He’s well worth £12m. We need pace in the side.

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  • Slank

    Aug 3, 2014 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #52

    Average @ 34

    We will just have to agree to disagree.

    But I maintain that 11 individuals who have never played together as a team will never perform better than a team of 11 who play as a team week in and week out.

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  • tequilamag

    Aug 3, 2014 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #53

    haha, so although you have never played or coached you have a better insight than people who work at the highest level.

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  • BuckLuck

    Aug 3, 2014 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #54

    Ethiotoon

    I think you’re right about Siem. Without him we are in trouble. We will be rigt back at the second half of last season. No link between midfield and attack.

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  • Slank

    Aug 3, 2014 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #55

    Ethiotoon @ 49

    Our biggest weakness is not the defence but the playmaker. If we lose De Jong we really don’t have a replacement other than Anita who has his limitations.

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  • swisstone

    Aug 3, 2014 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #56

    I know its very early days but that Aarons looks a real prospect.

    If you’d been in a hole for the last few months and came out and watched that match yesterday and were asked which one is the £12m french international, it would have been him all day over Cabella.

    I know Cabella’s first game blah blah blah, but you can tell a lot on a first impression, and he really needs to cut down the fancy sh*t, grow a pair and toughen up. He will not last the EPL if he goes on like he did yesterday, rolling around like a right pansy off hardly any contact

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  • tequilamag

    Aug 3, 2014 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #57

    Slank Cabella and Riviere preferred position is the one occupied by De Jong. It.s the one position we have plenty of cover.

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  • BuckLuck

    Aug 3, 2014 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #58

    Tequilamag

    As I said… Every semi fan of the GAME can see that Pardew is holding us back.

    Personally I do not have the personality to lead a club with these kind of players. My man management would be poor at best 😉

    But the 5-10 matches I watch every week both in EPL and other leagues makes me at least se how a team should be set up and how they should work together to achieve what they and the fans want. Then there are aspects within the club we as fans doesn’t know much about, but Pardew is doing the same wrong things over and over again even though it dosn’t work. Cisse as a winger is comedy at best.

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  • Mag52

    Aug 3, 2014 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #59

    Jeff@32. Good point, which has been missed, or rather deliberately ignored by the anti Pardew brigade.
    It’s a truism in sport that the best form of defence is attack and with a stronger attacking formation in the second half against Malaga, AP changed the balance of the game to the extent that we had the better of the second half.
    Pre season games are all about looking at formations and combinations. It’ll always take a few games for a team of new players to start to play together as a team.

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  • tequilamag

    Aug 3, 2014 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #60

    Buck Luck, in your opinion. Not knocking you for having an opinion but that is all it is. It`s not an informed opinion because you like me knows nothing at all about what is happening in training nor do we have any first hand experience of what it takes to play and coach at a pro level.

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  • tequilamag

    Aug 3, 2014 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #61

    Can someone remind me of the team we played in pre season in the championship who hammered us ?
    It was hardly a guide as to what was to come that season.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Aug 3, 2014 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #62

    Ethio, relax? Relax any more and we’ll be down the trap door next year and Pardew will break his own joint record of worst number of runs in a row in the history of the club.

    Only a relegated Cardiff saved him from this last year, just as Bosingwa’s carefree attitude did to keep us in the division.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Aug 3, 2014 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #63

    Cabella needs to put 2 stone on have his legs broken and extended 4 inches.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Aug 3, 2014 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #64

    Slank
    yeah I would swap him and agree with your points about disruptive tendencies and wanting to be at the club

    tequilamag
    pre-season – and did we not win a pre season tournament in Portugal and was that not the year we were in the relegation battle?

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  • swisstone

    Aug 3, 2014 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #65

    My view of the season ahead is that we will be on the end of some heavy defeats without question. Yesterday highlighted how weak we are in defence and the better teams will expose that.

    But where we do get more of a chance to control the game against some of the poorer sides we SHOULD be more effective going forward based on what he’s brought it.

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  • BuckLuck

    Aug 3, 2014 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #66

    Tequilamag

    I agree. My opinion.
    But I’m pretty sure we all can agree that Pardew is not a modern manager? That is what’s bothering me most at the moment, besides Ashley of course.

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  • tequilamag

    Aug 3, 2014 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #67

    Charlie, kinda proves the point pre season is about fitness and experimenting not as a true guide to what the future holds.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Aug 3, 2014 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #68

    After about 15 mins in yesterdays game the Malaga players realized that they only needed a barebones defense to cope with our attack, after that until halftime they just poured men forward at times there was 5 Malaga players in and around our box.
    Pardews comments were spot on and he fixed the prob at half time

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Aug 3, 2014 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #69

    If I hear a player is too lightweight one more time I am going to flip out . A lot of the best players in the PL are small but the system they play suits them .

    Its everything that is wrong with the English game .

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  • Beatroll25

    Aug 3, 2014 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #70

    Ha ha ha ha ha.

    I love how people still to this day try and defend the manager.

    Apart from breaking so many negative records, bringing the club into disrepute and continuous mishandling of players he still has one of the most alarming statistical nightmares of any manager.

    During his time as NUFC manager he has a competitive win ratio of 36% which is the worse of any NUFC manager in history (even worse than Joe Harvey).

    In his time we have scored 206 competitive goals and conceded 240 giving us a score difference of -34 goals.

    In fact 21% of the times we play we concede 3 or more goals over a 90 minute period and have done so 40 times in 3 1/2 years.

    Add to that the losing streaks, the flirtations with relegation, the haedbutts, the pushes, the spiral downwards of proven internationals, the miserable cup runs, the poor tactics, weird team selections, stuffing’s from Sunderland , the 6-0’s, 5-0’s, 4-0’s and the god forsaken 3-0’s, the blatant lies, the sherking of responsibilities, the blame game, the excuses and taking into account the former clubs he has managed I think it is safe to say that Pardew isn’t a good manager.

    But yeah, it’s too early to say for sure whether he is good enough. He has been here 3 1/2 years and I see no progression, no improvement and a steady decline.

    Even though he had a good spell in league 1 with Southampton his overall league record win ratio is 46%. Well below average for a top manager who has had very strong teams in the PL, Championship and League 1.

    Why should we give him a chance? Because he got us 5th once and won the LMA manager of the year.

    Well former LMA managers of the year include Joe Kinnear, Frank Clark, Peter Reid, Danny Wilson, Dave Jones, Alan Curbishly, George Burley and Steve Coppell.

    A whose who of top flight football.

    Ha ha ha ha

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  • mindshaft

    Aug 3, 2014 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #71

    We have a lot of signings to blend in, some of them look poor such as Perez, Riviere – Colback looks a squad player, Cabella lightweight and prone to falling over and our CB pairing is at best league 1

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  • swisstone

    Aug 3, 2014 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #72

    BPC

    Agree you can be lightweight, but Cabella yesterday looked alarming – rolling around on the ground off the slightest of touches then straight back up etc.

    Don’t like to see that from a Toon player.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Aug 3, 2014 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #73

    shirking

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  • tequilamag

    Aug 3, 2014 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #74

    Beatroll, you started with a hahaha and finished with a hahahaha. yet you don`t sound very happy?

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  • tequilamag

    Aug 3, 2014 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #75

    Mindshaft, watch out for the BPC flip out @69

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Aug 3, 2014 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #76

    i love the doom mongers on here they make me lol i suppose if you predict relagation every pre season you will be proven correct one year

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  • Beatroll25

    Aug 3, 2014 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #77

    tequila

    I laugh at the mindsets of lesser beings as they amuse me

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 3, 2014 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #78

    Beatie
    I’ve missed you man!

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  • tequilamag

    Aug 3, 2014 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #79

    Beatroll, nice to see you are on the upward curve of your bipolar journey.

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  • Beatroll25

    Aug 3, 2014 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #80

    Tequila

    Nice to see you’ve remained a cock.

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